HOWARD Sr.

HOWARD SR.,

DEACON CALVIN, 82

Deacon Calvin Howard Sr., age 82 of Alachua, died Feb. 2, 2013. Deacon Howard was a member of Westside Church Of God In Christ and retired from UF in 1992.

Deacon Howard was preceded in death by 2 sons, Calvin Jr. and Charles Howard; a brother, Millard Howard; 2 sisters, Laura Bell Allen and Rosa Lee Robinson. His legacy will forever be cherished by his loving wife of 42 years, Virginia Richardson Howard; 5 sons, John Lee (Patricia), Quitman, GA, Artie Howard (Pearl), Newberry, FL, Otis Howard (Ronnice), Gainesville, FL, Eddie Johnson, Tampa, FL and Terrance Richardson, Alachua, FL; 7 daughters, Ann McNair (Alvin), Panama, FL, Della Howard, Gainesville, FL, Pamela Reshard (Kenneth), Gainesville, FL, Felecia DeCoursey (Calvin), LaCrosse, FL, Dietra Sherman (Greg), Alachua, FL , Labrisha Johnson (Deme trus), High Springs, FL, and Vivian McPhee, Gainesville, FL; 4 brothers, Rubin Howard (Billie Joe), Alachua, FL, Albert Howard, Gainesville, FL, Herman Howard (Shirley), Tampa, FL and Eugene Howard (Ella), lakeland, FL; 2 sisters, Vernell Keaton (Cal), Winter Haven, FL and Joanne Howard Williams (Russell), Gainesville, FL; 48 grandchildren, 62 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren and a host of other relatives.

Home Going Services for Deacon Calvin Howard Sr. will be held 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at the Female Protective Temple, Gainesville, FL, with his Pastor, Elder Leslie Richardson III officiating. Burial will be in St. Matthews Cemetery, Alachua, FL. Viewing on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at PINKNEY-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 727 NW 2 ST., GAINESVILLE, FL, 4-7 p.m. and Saturday at the Female protective Temple, 2-2:30 p.m. No viewing after the eulogy. The cortege will form at Deacon and Mrs. Calvin Howard home, 13719 NW 158 Place, Alachua, FL, 1:45 p.m.

SERVICES BY PINKNEY -SMITH FUNERAL HOME OF GAINESVILLE (352) 376-8686


Published in Gainesville Sun from Feb. 7 to Feb. 8, 2013